The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted Thursday afternoon to attempt a fall football season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Seven weeks after deciding to postpone until 2021, the conference plans to start games Nov. 6-7 and play a seven-game season that will culminate with the Pac-12 championship game Dec. 18.

USC confirmed on Twitter the season would start. UCLA also tweeted about the season starting, but quickly deleted the tweet. The Pac-12 is expected to formally announce the season start at a news conference scheduled for 5 p.m. PDT

The conference’s hope is that its deal with Quidel Corporation for daily antigen testing for the coronavirus will allow for it to complete an abridged season without built-in bye weeks to accommodate postponements due to the virus and crown a champion in time for College Football Playoff consideration.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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